freckle wrote: damhooligan wrote: hamishm wrote:
SpanishMan wrote:In other words by placing limits on people using the ferries, and denying the general public from taking the public ferry with their bike, as they can and do on ANY OTHER day of the year, is creating an elitist system.
That's rubbish. The ferry is operated by a private company and if they choose to enter into an exclusive agreement with BV that day then they're quite entitled to do that.
I agree , and the limits are there to accomodate the riders that have paid for the ride.
Otherwise there wil be too much riders waiting for the ferry.
My understanding is that they also charter extra ferries for the day
which should quite rightly be exclusively for the use of ATB participants
They probably do.
And what about other events that take place and have complete road closure and so exclude the general public from participating/accesing the public road?
It's only 1 day a year is that really such a biggie?
The first come first served is the most honest selling system i know , what else? , otherwise you have a selection of people who are allowed to buy first , that selection would be the elitest , now at least everybody CAN buy them, so yes if you snooze you looze, same with concert tickets.
I think that's very fair.
(do you have a better option?)
As for the transfer fee, why no let them ask for it , it's a free country.
They are only trying not to loose money on a 'bad buy'
That's normal, that's what everybody wil try on any product they bought, trying to sell it without loosing money.
I would do the same thing , try, if not then sell without the fee.